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Stephan Bonnar had never been finished via strikes in his UFC career before he ran into a monster knee from Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 153 in Brazil. He details how it happened and he describes a temporary paralysis from the blow.
Well, not only does he paralyze his opponents with fear before they ever step inside the cage with him, he actually paralyzes them once they do.
That's the word from his UFC 153 victim, Stephan Bonnar, at least, who revealed on his Twitter account following his crushing defeat the details of the first round finish at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night (Oct. 13, 2012):
"Thanks to everyone for the support, I'm so sorry I lost. I feel so bad for letting my fans down, but I promise to make it up to you. ... Not injured, just caught with a perfect knee to the solar plexus and it paralyzed me, was just getting movement back when fight was stopped.""
That's the thing about "The Spider:" he's so precise with his strikes, it only takes one -- be it punch, knee, or kick -- to put you down.
Bonnar knows that first hand now, no different than so many others before him.
As for what's next, now that the feel-good story has come to a close, it may be time for the former Ultimate Fighter finalist to hang up the gloves for good.
Unless, of course, you Maniacs have a better idea.
Well, do you?